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Dundee United - The Arabs Taking Over

Started on 10 February 2013 by MarkKolatowicz
Latest Reply on 24 February 2013 by Jer
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9 yearsEdited

I Mark Kolatowicz have decided to write a new story, and also decided to go another team from Scotland as that where i was born and currently live. I stay in Glasgow but i didnt want to go Rangers or Celtic so ive decided to take over as manager of Dundee United, they havent won the Premier Division since the 1982/83 season and that was something i wanted to change.
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Name: Dundee United Football Club
Nickname(s): The Terros (club) The Arabs (fans)
Founded: 1909 as Dundee Hibernian, 1923 renamed Dundee United
Ground: Tannadice Park, Dundee (14,223)
Fierce Rivals: Dundee - Dundee Derby
Other Rivals: Aberdeen - New Firm Derby, St Johnstone - Tayside Derby
Chairman: Stephen Thompson
Head Coach: Mark Kolatowicz
League: Scottish Premier League
2011/21: 4th
Media Prediction: 4th

Transfer Budget: £0
Wage Budget: £45,098 p/w

Scottish Premier League: 1
Scottish Second Division: 2
Scottish Cup: 2
Scottish League Cup: 2

Dundee United Football Club is a Scottish professional football club located in the city of Dundee. Formed in 1909, originally as Dundee Hibernian, the club changed to the present name in 1923. United are nicknamed The Terrors or The Tangerines and the supporters are known as The Arabs.

The club has played in tangerine kits since the 1960s and have played at the present ground, Tannadice Park, since their foundation in 1909. United were founder members of the Scottish Premier League in 1998 and have been ever-present in the competition since then.

Domestically, the club has won the Scottish Premier Division on one occasion, the Scottish Cup twice and the Scottish League Cup twice. United appeared in European competition for the first time in the 1966–67 season, going on to appear in Europe in 14 successive seasons from 1976. They reached the European Cup semi-finals in 1984 and the UEFA Cup final in 1987, but lost on both occasions. Uniquely, the club has a 100% record against Barcelona in competitive European ties

A Bluenose taking over at that mob! Should make for interesting reading!
My fondest memory of Dundee is when they paid me £16m for a 35-year old Drogba on FIFA09. :D
Yay another Kolatowicz :D!!!!!!!!!!
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9 yearsEdited

Tactics - Pre-Season Friendlies and Transfers

These are the three tactics i will be using throughout my career as Dundee United manager, very simple tactics which i hope will be very effective, i feel the team have the correct set of players to use theese tactics to full advantage and will be looking to challegen for the title this season.

Pre-Season Friendlies

Dundee United 2 - 0 Dundee Reserves
Dundee United 2 - 0 AZ Alkmaar
Beith 0 - 2 Dundee United
Dundee United 1 - 0 OGC Nice
Glenavon 2 - 3 Dundee United
Dundee United 4 - 3 Leicester City


I decided to raid the Brazilian market to bring in new faces to club although we had a transfer budget of £0, i thought using the option to pay the transfer fees in 48 monthly installments could leave us in debt it would work out in our favour in the end when we are winning the leagues and getting champions league football.

£5,250,000 - 48 months

£1,800,000 - 48 months

£4,400,000 - 48 months

10th August 2012
£875,000 - 48 months

1st January 2013
£525,000 - 48 months

These will be the only players being brought in this season, we are currently looking for the best offer to offload some of our players but as we stand no one as made an offer deemed acceptable yet.
Nice raid. Hopefully you will win the champions league to pay off the transfers

Europa League Third Qualifying Round

We were drawn against Russian side Anji Makhachkala in this round. this would prove to be really tough draw for us especially since the 1st tie was away in Russia

1st Leg

2nd August 2012

Dinamo Makhackhala


Referee: Undiano Mallenco, A

Anji Makhackhala 2 - 1 Dundee United

14' Ali Gadjibekov
18' Willo Flood
43' Samuel Eto'o


49' Gregory Vignal
55' Ademilson
71' Yuri Zhirkov

FT' Samuel Eto'o

2nd Leg

7th August 2012

Tannadice Park


Referee: Rochhi, G

Dundee United 1 - 0 Anji Makhackhala

12' Mattheus
24' Yuri Zhirkov


51' Richie Ryan
55' Lassana Diarra
57' Jucilei
90+2 Gavin Gunning
90+4 Johnny Russell

FT' Lassana Diarra

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10th August 2012

Europa League Playoff Draw and Adryan has now joined the club.

Dundee United vs MsK Zilina

Hearts vs Athletic Bilbao
Newcastle United vs Motherwell
A win against Anzhi! Despite it being on away goals, great result! Looks like you have half the Brazil team from 6 years in the future :P
2013-02-11 16:16#80678 Liverbird : A win against Anzhi! Despite it being on away goals, great result! Looks like you have half the Brazil team from 6 years in the future :P

thanks Arvind :D yeah i tried to Nem aswell but he wanted £1,000 more than i could offer and he wudnt budge from that :(
Great signings and great win over Anji!

August: Fixtures and Results, Transfer Deadline Day

11th August 2012 - SPL - Celtic 1 - 1 Dundee United

18' Jon Daly
22' Cameron Jerome
27' Emilio Izaguirre
56' Giorgos Samaras
69' Joe Ledley
75' Scott Brown
Emilio Izaguirre

18th August 2012 - SPL - Dundee United 3 - 2 Dundee

11' Ademilson
19' John Baird
21' Dylan McGowan
40' Ademilson
43' Brian McLean
77' Ademilson
82' Davide Grassi
90+2' Matt Lockwood

21st August 2012 - Europa League Playoff Leg 1 - Dundee United 3 - 0 MSK Zilina

7' Wallace
36' Wallace
44' Richie Ryan
69' Johnny Russell
84' Ademilson
90+1 Dusan Adam
Gavin Gunning

25th August 2012 - SPL - Kilmarnock 3 - 2 Dundee United

11' Johnny Russell
19' Cillian Sheridan
32' Rory McKeown
48' Sean Dillon
55' Ademilson
58' James Dayton
79' Liam Kelly
82' Gavin Gunning
85' Gary Harkins
Keith Watson

Current League Table

30th August 2012 - Europa League Playoff Leg 2 - MSK Zilina 2 - 1 Dundee United

34' Marek Jakus
35' Jon Daly
47' Marek Jakus
69' Marek Jakus
Marek Jakus

We went through after 4-2 aggregate scoreline

Europa League Group Draw

Group D
Dundee United

Transfer Deadline Day

Denis Suarez
Manchester City
Monthly Fee - £0
Agreed Price - £2,500,000
Wages - £5,000 p/w
Season Long Loan

John Flanagan
Monthly Fee - £0
Wages - £7,500 p/w
Season Long Loan

Love it already keep it going :D
Harsh Europa draw! Good luck with getting out of that one.
I think that you can pass through to the next round with Ademilson in the helm as he is a beast. Those loans will easily challenge for a second place, but a win in the league isn't far away. I also want to see how Suarez develops :)! Kolatowicz!!

September: Fixtures and Results

2nd September 2012 - SPL - St Johnstone 1 - 2 Dundee United

10' Chris Millar
20' Mattheus
32' Ademilson
36' Keith Watson
73' Ademilson
81' Adryan

15th September 2012 - SPL - Dundee United 2 - 1 Ross County

7' Jon Daly
11' Jon Daly
34' Rocco Quinn
47' Wallace
82' Ross Tokley
Jon Daly

20th September 2012 - Europa League - Dundee United 1 - 2 Lille

29' Matthieu Debuchy
34' Gary Mackay-Steven
35' Sean Dillon
38' Leonard Kweuke
50' Rio Mavuba
56' Mattheus
Ryan Mendes da Graca

23rd September 2012 - SPL - Dundee United 1 - 1 Hearts

10' Mattheus
12' Ryan McGowan
18' John Sutton
88' Johhny Russell
John Sutton

25th September 2012 - League Cup - Dundee United 4 - 1 Dumbarton

12' Johhny Russell
20' Willo Flood
34' Jon Daly
37' Mark Gilhaney
44' Johnny Russell
76' Scott Agnew
Johnny Russell

29th September 2012 - SPL - Inverness CT 3 - 4 Dundee United

27' Jon Daly
34' Mattheus
41' Jon Daly
45' Shane Sutherland
51' Johnny Russell
55' Robbie Neilson
58' Gavin Morrison
82' Owain Tudor-Jones
85' Adryan
Jon Daly

Current League Table and Europa League Group Table

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